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How to Make Your WordPress Blog Completely Private

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Do you want to be able to make your site completely private? Often users will want to use WordPress to share personal photos with select people but not to the world. In this video, we will show you how to make your site completely private as well as password protecting specific posts.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For making the site private, start by installing and activating the My Private Site plugin.

Once activated go to Settings, Private Site to configure the plugin settings.

Check the ‘Make Site Private’ section to enable the plugin preventing users from viewing your site.

You can choose to allow users to register on your WordPress site, under ‘landing location’ you can choose which page users will see when they login. If landing location is not set then users will be redirected back to where they were before logging in.

You are allowed to exclude some parts of your website from being private. Such as a contact form or an about page. Don’t forget to save your changes and your site will now become private.

WordPress also has a built-in feature to password protect specific posts and pages. You would want to edit the post or page that should be password protected.

Once editing, under the Visibility settings you would want to set it as password protected and create a password. Update the post and you now have a password protected post or page on your WordPress site.



Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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